Council of Orthodox Christian Churches, Observance of Third Sunday of Lent: Detroit, MI

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April 7, 2013 @ 10:00 pm – April 8, 2013 @ 1:00 am
Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church
21800 Marter Road
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell of St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church, Detroit, and president of the COCC
(313) 204-5103 mobile

Lenten Vespers, Flyer, Detroit

The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will conduct the third service in its 2013 series of five Sunday Lenten Vespers services.

The Very Rev. Roman Star of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Orthodox Church, Redford, president of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of St. John Chrysostom of Metropolitan Detroit and spiritual advisor to the COCC, will preside at the service, assisted by other members of the Clergy Brotherhood.

The Rev. Robert Royer of St. Paul Orthodox Cathedral, Dearborn Heights will be the homilist.

The Orthodox Choir of Metropolitan Detroit, conducted by Vickie Kopistiansky, artistic director,will sing during the service.

The general public as well as Orthodox Christians is invited to attend the service. Refreshments will be served afterward. All proceeds will be used for Orthodox Christian charities and COCC programs. For further information, contact the president of the COCC,Subdeacon Robert A. Mitchell, at (313) 204-5103 or

The COCC conducts its series of Vespers services annually during the five Sundays of Orthodox Great Lent. The remaining two services this year will be on April 14 at St. Lazarus SerbianOrthodox Cathedral Ravanica, Detroit, and April 21 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Detroit.

The COCC ( is a 56-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metropolitan Detroit and sponsors a variety of worship, fellowship, and charitable, educational and outreach programs.


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